Featured Researcher Dave Peterson, Adapting Our Forests to Climate Change

U.S. Forest Service researcher Dave Peterson talks about how climate change is threatening the West’s forests and the adaptation efforts he and others are taking.

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Carbon Balance and Forest Disturbance in the West Cascades

A recent study looks at what disturbances, ranging from wildfires to regular harvesting, mean for forests in Oregon’s West Cascades, and their ability to act as carbon sinks.

Modeling Ecological Changes to U.S. Forests

Fires and other disturbances are the primary agents of change in forests. A recent paper examines the connection between disturbances, climate change, and ecological change in U.S. forests.

Tracking Spring Onset and False Springs

Tracking what an early spring or false spring (when temperatures rise only to be followed by a hard freeze) can mean for the Northwest under climate change. 

Climate Change Doubters Brace For Impacts

Accepting the evidence for climate change might not be necessary to get people to respond to climate impacts. A new study looks at what this means for homeowners preparing for wildfires.